In peace time, farmers are productive, in war, they are evacuees

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The story covers Maguindanao, one of the provinces in the ARMM. Despite the gains of the peace process there are sectors that harbor apprehensions that the Bangsamoro might trample of their rights. For instance, the indigenous peoples in North Upi and South Upi — Teduray and Lambangian — feel being left out of the BBL discourse. In fact, they are pushing for IP representation in the peace processes (GPH-MILF and GRP-NDF).